Imagine a time before Facebook, before the serotonin releasing hunt for superficial likes on Instagram, before everyone had an opinion on Twitter. Hard for some of you but likely for those who remember a simpler time. It’s undeniable that social media has had a potentially irreversible impact on human existence but from a musical perspective, are we overdoing it? Featuring an exclusive interview clip with Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, we wonder are we in social media Overkill?
Traits of the underdog show persistence, tenacity and overall substance. Similar to the work ethic of the common man. Carrying on day after day, week after week turning up at the same job to log in and do your work. Taking this idea into a slightly different context Overkill return to celebrate tenacity, celebrate the steadfast to celebrate The Grinding Wheel.
Fancy a second slice of Overkill pie? Sure you do!
Third time’s a charm!
Having previously discussed the relative elements surrounding the artwork and album title of The Grinding Wheel, Overkill now let us in on the lyrical aspect of the record.
Announcing their new album now it’s time for those trailers!
Previously releasing the record’s self titled single the band have now announced their brand new album The Grinding Wheel.
Not only that the band are going out on tour with some interesting support.
It’s a band that have been celebrating 36 years of bringing their hyper-style thrash around the world. Yes, they have been around for a very long time, but has the age taken it’s toll on the acclaimed high-energy performances that Overkill have been delivering throughout their career?
With an incredible amount of festivals all over Europe each bringing their own tastes to the table, in the past we have had the Monsters of Rock, now we have Download, Reading and Leeds and the underdog that is Bloodstock. Both Reading and Leeds becoming decidedly more mainstream, Bloodstock has very much stuck to their bloodsoaked guns. With this now it’s fourteenth incarnation this year we set foot in Catton Park for the first time. In retrospect now I can certainly assure you that Bloodstock is definitely one of Metal’s premier UK Festivals.
Though the line up on the main stage might be finalised there is plenty more room for up coming acts to perform at this years Bloodstock!